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Prysor Gorge

This a classic Gorge for Canyoning in North Wales.

Close parking and good access. It is canyoned by local centers, so it can get busy.

There is an upper and lower section separated by the waterfall at the end of cresta run, on the upper.

The upper has 3 slides and a few small jumps to get you started before you get to cresta run.

Cresta starts with two small slides to pool drops on the river left. both pools are shallow.

You need to take care on the longer slide, as there is a 12 meter waterfall at the end of it, so long line everyone down the slide.

The abseils is nice and is to the left of the waterfall. there is an option to bypass the water fall to the left, and scramble down to the gravel bank.

The lower section, is more committing as you can’t easily walk out of it. You start with a slide off a ledge. keep to the left of the water channel. You can’t see the bottom of the slide. There is an option to lower, but the slide is awesome just make sure you go quick.

There climb back out of the pool where the slide is for some good clean jumps.

There is a ledge part way down the slide on the right so try to stay left. the pool is shallow. it is normally possible to walk down the left if it is dry.

Next there is another water fall. walk around to the right and scramble down. do not jump there are large boulders at the bottom. you can get behind this waterfall.

There are no easy walk out of the river from this point. scramble up the river right near a dead tree, or walk down the river bed all the way to the road bridge then spend the next hour walking back up the road.

Video to follow.


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Aber Falls

We had been thinking of Canyoning down Aber Falls for a while and we finally did it a month ago.

Here is the result

Sorry about the bad video editing. I hope to get better as we go on.

We found some old rigging in place on the top of the main falls, but nothing on the upper sections, which were fun in themselves.

4 abseils and several good slides, its all good on the upper. There is a dead tree in the pool of the best slide.

The main falls is a little bigger than the noted 38 metes on wiki, more like 50 as it took the best part of two 80 meter ropes. Its a three tere drop on just above the main falls. which requires some handy rope work to get you down to the river right of the falls for the main abseil.

There is an old perished rope in the falls just after the outcrop rock part way done. Which could do with being cut out at somepoint. I’m guessing who ever left that there did not make there rope retrievable, and it has rotted away over the years.


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